I know that one day I'm going to walk into the gym and my jerks are going to just fly up! In fact I really thought today would be the day...but it looks as if I'll have to look forward to my next workout for that to happen! And it will...it's got to because I'm going to keep showing up, so there!
Two 6 minutes sets with a 3 min rest between at 14 rpm (42/42). The results were 42/33 first set, very disappointing in a lot of ways. First of all I just could not wrap my head around 14 rpm, wth? I know I started off fast, but with no one coaching or counting my first goal was to complete the 6 min set. It was an accident I actually did 42 jerks on my R side. The L? Well, history keeps repeating itself.....until it doesn't anymore, but today it did.
My snatch set was...well I want to say BRILLIANT! And it was perfectly fine. 6 min, 60/60 (20rpm) was the prescribed pace and I completed it exactly right. It didn't feel that hard, except for the mucus in my throat that was blocking the air into my lungs! About 1 minute L I had to make a decision; try and clear my throat so I could breath easier BUT waste energy and oxygen trying, or leave it and suffer in a different way....I decided to try and cough it up! Yep. Waste of energy and it didn't make it that much better.
Looking back two weeks ago when I completed a 5 min 16kg snatch set 56/59, five reps short and 1 minute faster just goes to show you how snatching faster sometimes is easier! Less time in the overhead hold, and I find that my natural pace is probably closer to 21-22 rpm, which means I don't have to spend energy purposely slowing down....oh...but wait. Yes, that 5 minute set was indeed faster, but there would have been no way to turn that into a 10 minute set, at that pace. Okay, mystery solved. Todays set was BRILLIANT!
I'm really excited about The Swing Quest in the morning. I've got a couple of special guests AND I hardly did any swings today! Two thousand, fourteen swing reps in the morning! Love it!